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Seattle Art Museum

Address: 100 University Street, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA 98101-2902
Phone Number: 206-654-3100
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Ranked #33 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This post-modern structure houses an impressive and eclectic...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This post-modern structure houses an impressive and eclectic collection.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Between the design and the collection this is a wonderful museum to visit. Extraordinary collection of Northwest Coast Native Art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

we saw the Miro exhibit here as well as at our home museum in Durham, NC. Our visit was unhurried here, though a bit more crowded than at the Nasher. I was disappointed that they did not accept our membership in the reciprocal museum plan, which is why I did not make it back for a second visit.

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Overland Park, KS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Quite a diverse art collection. We went on a Saturday and there were no crowds. Well laid out but fairly small. Would like to see the museum obtain more classical or Renaissance pieces.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a regular stop on visits to Seattle. In fact, art museums are a regular stop wherever I visit. So, that's my bias. That said, I always enjoy SAM. Interesting mix of permanent collection and special shows. This time, there was contemporary art of India (***) and Pop Art (****). They also have a very nice gift shop, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Walking distance from hotel and one block rom Pike's. All the exhibits were amazing. Definitely worth the time and price.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent and large museum. The exhibitions exceed our expectations. Can easily walk there from Pike's Market (no hills involved).

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent exhibit and thoughtfully done. Nice museum for the area and the info given was also excellent and acknowledged all areas. Enjoyed it greatly!!! Stroll thru at your leisure.

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Redlands, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A nice museum, but I'd just visited Portland Art Museum, and SAM seemed a little less interesting. We were able to see the whole museum in a couple of hours.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's decent. If you have the time for it I would go for it. It's inexpensive and you can spend a couple hours in there. Nothing mind blowing, I've seen better so I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to go to SAM.

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Machias, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

i really like going to the Seattle Art Museum for their exhibits. For several years now I have been a member, and it really IS nice to be able to just walk into the museum at any time to see a specific exhibit. After viewing the main exhibit, we usually like to go to the other levels and see all... More 

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